A water tower fell over nine stories from a 120-story building in Chicago close to Diversity Harbor in the Lakeview neighborhood Wed. morning, Chicago Tribune reports July 31. The wooden water tank toppled over unexpectedly, injuring three people.
The Chicago Fire Dept. confirmed that a woman is in critical condition while her boyfriend and another victim were said to be in fair, but serious condition. The woman and her boyfriend were transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center and the other individual was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital.
The large, black tank fell from a mount on an apartment building’s roof just after 10 a.m. A small car in the parking lot was struck after the water tower fell. It landed on two U-Haul trucks. The three vehicles were hit by debris, according to witness accounts.
When the woman and her boyfriend were struck by the water tower, they were in the midst of moving. The other victim was hit by debris.
Brewster is what the building is known as, but was originally called Lincoln Park Palace after it was built in 1893. It’s considered a Chicago landmark.